Nectomys rattus

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Nectomys rattus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Nectomys
Species: N. rattus
Binomial name
Nectomys rattus
(Pelzeln, 1883)
  • Nectomys mattensis Thomas, 1903
  • Nectomys melanius Thomas, 1910
  • Nectomys parvipes Petter, 1979

Nectomys rattus, the small-footed bristly mouse, Amazonian nectomys or Amazonian mouse,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela, where it lives in a variety of habitats including lowland tropical rainforest, cerrado and caatinga.[1] It was recognized as distinct only in 2000 and its limits with other Nectomys, including Nectomys apicalis and Nectomys squamipes, remain unclear.[2]


  1. ^ a b Catzeflis et al., 2009
  2. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005

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